Dental Team – Rochester, MN

Our Dedicated, Friendly Staff

It takes a lot of people to keep a dental office running smoothly and on time while making sure every patient feels like they’re being treated like an individual. On this page, you can learn some of the names behind the team members who work alongside Dr. Brong to help Rochester patients attain their best smiles. Read the brief biographies below before scheduling an appointment with us; we can’t wait to get acquainted with you in person!

Brooke, Office Manager/Front Desk

Certified and registered dental assistant Sinde Finnegan

Brooke has been working as our practice’s office manager for over a year now. Thanks to her education at the University of Minnesota, she’s done exceptionally well in the role. Her passion for the work is especially evident, as she truly loves meeting and interacting with patients.

While raised in nearby Blaine, Brooke currently lives here in Rochester. (Her parents are retired and live in the Twin Cities.) She likes to keep busy with hobbies in her downtime – things like gardening, traveling, hiking, cooking, etc.

Sinde, Dental Assistant

Certified and registered dental assistant Sinde Finnegan

Sinde has been part of the world of dentistry for nearly four full decades and she remains just as passionate as the day she started. Originally from Elgin, MN, she attended Rochester Vocational and Technical School to earn her license and certification in dental assisting. She is also CPR certified and regularly pursues continuing education courses to refine her expertise and skills. The best part of her job: working alongside a great team while helping amazing patients maintain and improve their dental health.

Away from the office, Sinde spends her time with her husband and their two grown children. When she isn’t hanging out with friends and family, she enjoys going on walks, reading, and volunteering for many hours every week. One interesting fact about her: she grew up on a farm near Viola, MN, and still helps her brother with farming whenever she has the chance.

Julie R., Dental Hygienist

Dental hygienist Julie Vo

A native of Rochester, Julie has been working in the dental field for a little over half a decade. She studied at the University of Minnesota, earning her Bachelor’s degree in Science of Dental Hygiene and her certification in Restorative Functions. Her favorite thing about her work is helping patients live healthier and happier lives by improving their smiles.

Away from the office, Julie and her husband love traveling to places together, typically taking 4-5 vacations per year, going in and out of the States. Their most recent hobby is golfing, and she also has a passion for cooking and entertainment. One interesting thing about her: she speaks both English and Vietnamese!

Courtney S., Dental Hygienist

Dental hygienist Julie Vo

Originally from Preston, Courtney chose to pursue her studies at Minnesota State University. In addition to having more than five years of experience in the world of dentistry, she is certified in local anesthesia, nitrous oxide, restorative functions, and dental lasers! For her, the best thing about being a dental hygienist is helping patients feel confident about their smiles while educating them on how to keep their teeth healthy.

Courtney’s hobbies include cooking, baking, watching movies, planting flowers, cheering on the Minnesota Vikings, and, of course, spending time with loved ones. Here’s a fun fact about her: she graduated high school with a class of 28 students!